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KEARNEY — The Kearney School District will welcome a new cohort of teachers and principals this school year. As a way to welcome them, Kearney Chamber of Commerce will host a welcome lunch Thursday, Aug. 13. At the lunch, goody bags will be given to the new community members that are filled …

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Graceland University has listed Savannah Bushman and Shelbie Langford on the 2020 spring president’s list for a 4.0 GPA. Additionally, Mary Perkins and Ashley Skelton were listed on the Honors List for achieving grade point average of 3.65 or higher.

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(The Center Square) – In testimony given before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, Scott S. Dahl, Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), said an estimated $26 billion in improper payments made through the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program is expected to be made because of three new UI programs created by coronavirus relief bills.

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KEARNEY — The Kearney School District will welcome a new cohort of teachers and principals this school year. As a way to welcome them, Kearney Chamber of Commerce will host a welcome lunch Thursday, Aug. 13. At the lunch, goody bags will be given to the new community members that are filled …

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CLAY COUNTY — Smithville Lake sees thousands of Monarch butterflies during their migration in early fall. According to Jamie Picken of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the time of year these fluttering creatures migrate through the area can vary, but typically occurs August through mid-September.

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KEARNEY — City leaders expect the new splash pad feature and other improvements in downtown Kearney’s Lions Park will be ready to open in the spring or summer of 2021.

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SMITHVILLE — According to a Facebook post, in the interest of public health and safety regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Smithviille Area Chamber of Commerce Board canceled the 2020 Backyard BBQ Bash & Amateur BBQ Contest. The event was scheduled to take place Sept. 26.

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JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Mike Parson announced a new Nonprofit Relief and Recovery Grant that could provide up to $22 million for Missouri nonprofits assisting communities in response to COVID-19, according to a press release.

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DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband was recently diagnosed with mild to moderate pulmonary fibrosis. His mother died from pulmonary fibrosis. From what we have read there is no cure, only palliative care. The thought of doing nothing to try to stop the progression is totally unacceptable when there h…

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